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Sunday , 1 August 2021

Northern Lights testing students winter driving skills with AMA roadbot

Northern Lights is excited to welcome the AMA Roadbot: The Driving Safety Simulator back to the division to provide more high school students with the opportunity to test their winter driving skills and learn how to deal with hazards they might encounter.

“Experiences like this, where students learn through participating in a real-world scenario, are very meaningful and memorable for our students,” said Board Chair Arlene Hrynyk.

“We share the coalition’s commitment to safety and are grateful they have provided our students with the opportunity to learn how to stay safe on the road.”

The event is being offered in partnership with the Coalition for Safer Alberta Roads.

The simulator will be at Bonnyville Centralized High School today and Cold Lake High School on Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24.

All Grade 11 students at both schools will have the opportunity to experience winter driving conditions and how to handle hazards in the driving simulator with trained driving instructors.

This is the third time the coalition has brought the AMA Roadbot to NLPS.

Previously, students at J.A. Williams High School in Lac La Biche and Ecole Plamondon School had the opportunity to take part.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.